OCInside has crafted an interactive guide that illustrates if a certain cooler will fit in your motherboard, you can test it over here. Unfortunately, Intel sockets aren't included yet and the selection of coolers is still pretty small. Moreover, the tool also doesn't support rotating the cooler.
The interactive fit for fan guide is updated and enhanced with new motherboards, new heatsinks and a button to automatically adjust the cooler position.
Who never heard about the fit for fan guide may need more explanation.
In the year 2001 ocinside.de already followed the question, which CPU cooler can be used for which motherboard.
With this interactive fit for fan guide one can find out exactly this with a few clicks, by moving the desired CPU heatsink fan combination virtually on the selected motherboard.
The interactive fit for fan guide is a new development, which contains some AMD Socket AM3/AM3+, Socket AM2/AM2+, Socket 939, Socket 754, also older Socket A motherboards and some HSFs for each Socket.
Additionally one can visit a review and check the current price of each cooler or motherboard directly after the selection.
More motherboards and CPU coolers will be added by and by.
We hope that you will enjoy this new interactive fit for fan guide.